LIMESTONE COWBOY HITS BULLSEYE

Former world darts champion joins ranks of BOSS watch winners

Former world darts champion Bob Anderson has joined the ranks of amateur golfers who have received a limited-edition BOSS watch in recognition for scoring a hole-in-one during a recent club competition.

Anderson, 66, who was known in his pomp as the Limestone Cowboy, scored his ace on the 129-yard, par-three 14th at the Bristol GC, and the seven-handicapper, who lives in Clevedon, was rewarded with membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1 Club and a specially-commissioned, commemorative timepiece.

The 1988 BDO world champion can add the watch to a bulging trophy cabinet which also boasts three World Masters titles, from 1986-88 – he was the first man to win it in three successive years – the 1987 British Open title, two world matchplay titles and two world pairs championships, in addition to more than 15 other national titles.

Anderson, who, despite having a long and successful career in darts cites Jack Nicklaus as his sporting hero, said: “It was a windy day and I used a 29-degree rescue club – two bounces and straight in the hole.

“I seem to get a hole-in-one every 22 years. On that basis I’ll be 89 when I get the next one,” he smiled.